Wednesday, December 2, 2020
It is the last post of the year for the Insecure Writers Support Group!
Also, I'm worthless at night. I wish I could sit down and crank the words out, but at the end of the day my creativity and ability to think straight have both flown straight out the window.
I just had a 3-week staycation in San Diego because I am a diehard social distancer. We've got the beaches and mountains--went to both. Watched hang gliders and surfers, searched the tidepools at low tide, found some cool shells, anemones and sand crabs. Picnicked in the mountains. Ate strawberry-rhubarb pie. Drank some wine and Irish Coffees. There are worse places I guess!
Did some writing, too, and got to add words to my word-count widgets up there in the sidebar--I love to see the colored bars move up! I'm a simple gal, LOL.
Stay Safe Everyone!
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
I'm on vacation this month so no post and comments have been disabled.
But in the spirit of this month's optional question, I'll leave you with this:
“Writing is a dog’s life, but the only life worth living.”
It's Insecure Writers Support Group Day! We post on the first Wednesday of every month. If you'd like to join, go HERE.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Here is this month's optional question - When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?
Hello, my name is Gwen
and I am a working writer.
With Covid, I work from home and this is what my "working writer" routine looks like:
Get up at 5:00 a.m., walk on my treadmill for half an hour. Get to my desk by 6:00 and write until 7:00 (and I use this term loosely, because this can mean outlining, editing, researching, critiquing, and sometimes--often?--I don't get a lot done because I've fallen down the rabbit hole).
At 7:00 (and often before) I start my day job, and usually finish up by 5:00, sometimes 6:00 (with the random after-hours call or text thrown in just to stir things up). Rarely does a weekend go by that I'm not putting out some kind of fire, real or perceived. (Because swimming pool construction is that important... *eyeroll*)
I also write on weekends, but by noon, a nap is required.
Trust me, I've never been a high energy person. But I am a plodder and I just keep going. Didn't the turtle beat the hare? Every little step is still a step forward. Perseverance is the name of the game!
What keeps me going is that I'm retiring in 1.5 years!
I feel like that is when my writing career can really begin.
I can do this!
What does your working
writing life look like?
Are you a high energy person?
Or a plodder like me?
Are you the Turtle or the Hare?